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Low-protein, high-carb diet may help ward off dementia

Low-protein, high-carb diet may help ward off dementia

A new study that found a low-protein, high-carbohydrate diet led to improved brain health in mice has sparked hopes carbohydrates could help ward off dementia. Researchers at Sydney University’s Charles Perkins Centre fed the mice complex...

Guardian, 22 min. ago
 
Insulin shortage could affect 40 million people with type 2 diabetes

Insulin shortage could affect 40 million people with type 2 diabetes

About 40 million people who will need insulin to manage their type 2 diabetes in 12 years’ time will not get it unless access to the drug is significantly improved, according to new research. Diagnoses of type 2 diabetes are soaring worldwide, linked...

Guardian, yesterday, 23:55
 
Air pollution cuts global average lifespan by nearly two years – study

Air pollution cuts global average lifespan by nearly two years – study

Air pollution cuts the average lifespan of people around the globe by almost two years, according to a new analysis, making it the single greatest threat to human health. The research looked at the particulate pollution produced by the burning of...

Guardian, yesterday, 15:48
 
Google helps boost High Street spending with search

Google helps boost High Street spending with search

Attempts to increase the number of people shopping on UK High Streets has been given a boost by search giant Google. It has teamed up with start-up NearSt to help consumers see what is available in their local shops via the web. The search results...

BBC, yesterday, 12:39
 
Tumblr removed from Apple app store over abuse images

Tumblr removed from Apple app store over abuse images

Tumblr has been removed from Apple's app store because it let some users post images of child sexual abuse. The social network's app was removed on 16 November but the reason for it being unavailable has only just come to light. In a statement it said...

BBC, yesterday, 11:25
 
Nasa ‘Concorde II’ supersonic jet will take to the skies in 2021

Nasa ‘Concorde II’ supersonic jet will take to the skies in 2021

Supersonic passenger jets are banned over the US due to the earsplitting sound the planes make as they break the sound barrier. But Nasa is preparing to test a new ‘quiet’ aircraft which can travel at supersonic speeds without emitting a deafening...

Metro, yesterday, 10:01
 
Tumblr removed from Apple App Store after the discovery of vile child pornography

Tumblr removed from Apple App Store after the discovery of vile child pornography

Tumblr has admitted that its app was pulled from the iOS App Store after the discovery of vile child pornography on the platform. The microblogging site removed its app from Apple’s online shop last week, prompting fans to speculate that the vast...

Metro, yesterday, 09:27
 
Would you buy a handbag from Plada or Loius Vuitton?

Would you buy a handbag from Plada or Loius Vuitton?

The internet's global reach has made stealing brands' intellectual property even easier, and businesses are losing billions as a result. So what should they be doing to protect themselves? When two new luxury fashion boutiques opened in the Chinese...

BBC, yesterday, 00:21
 
Instagram targets fake likes and comments

Instagram targets fake likes and comments

Photo-sharing platform Instagram has announced a new initiative that will target fake likes and comments. The company say they have developed tools that can identify accounts that use third-party services and apps to artificially boost their...

BBC, Monday, 19:53
 
Blackout for thousands of dark web pages

Blackout for thousands of dark web pages

Hackers have deleted more than 6,500 sites being held on a popular dark web server. Called Daniel's Hosting, the site was sitting on the hidden Tor network and many people used it to host pages they did not want to publish on the wider web....

BBC, Monday, 19:17
 
Sky is giving away a free 43 TV with its Black Friday Ultimate On Demand package - here's how to get yours

Sky is giving away a free 43" TV with its Black Friday Ultimate On Demand package - here's how to get yours

Sky has announced a huge Black Friday deal ahead of Christmas which focuses on their Ultimate On Demand pairing with streaming giant Netflix. And incredibly the special deal includes a free 43" Smart TV - yes really - for £55 a month. TV fans can...

Daily Record, Monday, 18:02
 

Bitcoin falls below $5,000

The value of Bitcoin has fallen below $5,000 (£3,889) for the first time since October 2017. The fall brought the total value of all Bitcoin in existence to below $87bn. On Thursday, 15 November, Bitcoin Cash - an offshoot of Bitcoin - split into two...

BBC, Monday, 17:21
 

Google halts glucose-sensing contact lens project

A firm from Google's parent company Alphabet has stopped working on one of its first projects - a contact lens designed to monitor blood sugar levels. The device was supposed to assist people living with diabetes. Verily had partnered with...

BBC, Monday, 13:40
 
Dalby Forest sleeping mouse leaves visitors shut out

Dalby Forest sleeping mouse leaves visitors shut out

A resting rodent proved to be a gate-crasher at a Yorkshire beauty spot. Staff at Dalby Forest in the North York Moors were puzzled as to why the vehicle entry barrier was playing up on Thursday, stopping visitors getting in. They found it was a furry...

BBC, Monday, 13:04
 
Spyro's missing subtitles anger gamers

Spyro's missing subtitles anger gamers

A hotly anticipated remake of the Spyro the Dragon video games has been criticised for excluding deaf gamers. The new Spyro Reignited Trilogy does not have subtitles during the game's video sequences, so deaf players cannot follow the story. In a...

BBC, Monday, 12:50
 
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